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Description

14 foot x 16 foot (4.25 m x 5 m) hunter-style cabin with half-loft for storage, small wrap-around deck, wooden cooler box for food storage.

Facilities

2 double plywood bunks, 2 single plywood bunks, Table and benches, Oil stove (#1 stove oil only, NOT provided), Broom, Outhouse toilet. Water available from catchment. Treat all water before using.

Capacity

6

Area

Stikine River, Stikine-LeConte Wilderness

Location

Gut Island on Stikine River tideflats.

Access

The cabin is 12 miles by floatplane or shallow draft boat from Wrangell, or 7 miles from the boat ramp on the south end of Mitkof Island.

Terrain

Flat, grass and shrubs on tideflats. Cabin on low rock outcropping amid spruce and hemlock trees.

Special Features

Waterfowl, shorebirds, bald eagles, owls, and hawks. Good bird viewing (spring and fall migrations). Waterfowl hunting (fall). Located in Stikine-LeConte Wilderness; Gut Island #2 Cabin a few hundred feet west. Trail connects the 2 cabins.

Season Of Use

Year-round

Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

What To Bring

#1 stove oil, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, fire extinguisher, and fire starter. Rubber boots recommended.

Rowboat

No

Stove

Oil (#1 diesel only)

More Info

DO NOT leave any food when vacating cabin. Pack out what you bring in.

USGS Topo Map

Petersburg C-2

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 56.61222222
Longitude: -132.4908333

Photos

Gut Island #1 Cabin